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TONY SCOTT is the president of Akira Studio Ltd. Before relocating to Canada, Tony built his own successful UK web and graphic design studio working with major clients such as designer Jeff Banks and numerous small businesses. The relaxed lifestyle in Canada and the opportunities to help Canadian businesses get online persuaded Tony to move Akira Studio to Ingersoll, Ontario. He quickly built up a varied client base across Ontario and Canada, including local firms such as McClays Transportation & Haldimand County. He also built an international team of specialists who work remotely to create Akira’s distinctive websites, including a UK-based SEO specialist copywriter and a Lithuanian coder! With an expanding portfolio and a growing list of clients looking to make their websites truly mobile-friendly, Tony has expanded Akira Studio into new studio premises in London. A naturalized Canadian citizen, Tony has also moved home to live and work in the city of London.

Online stores: promote them just like a printed brochure

shopping online bagWThinking of getting an online shop to sell your goods direct to eager buyers across the country?

Excellent!

Have you devised a marketing plan to promote your online e-store by identifying and contacting prospective customers?

Sort of?

And is that plan for a one-off mega push or a sustained campaign over several weeks?

Ah….

An online store is at its heart a sales brochure, albeit a very clever one that has instant buying options built in.

So, you need to promote it like a good old fashioned full colour ‘hold it in your hand’ printed sales brochure, to ensure your online e-shop is the success you and your business want it to be.

 

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Five top reasons to choose Akira Studio hosting for your website

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  • Hassles with your hosting?
  • Not getting the service you need?
  • Need extra layers of security?

Every website needs to be hosted somewhere, and your choice of that “somewhere” can have a major effect on the visibility and smooth running of your website.

So, how do you work out what’s the best hosting for your website?

And why might a monthly combined maintenance and hosting website care package be the best for your business?

Here's how....

 

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The great https/SSL panic; keep calm and get prepared

shutterstock SSLcertAs of 31 January, the new Chrome browser may start flagging your website up as "Not secure".

Don't panic!

Your website is just as secure as it is today. It's not suddenly become vulnerable to cyber attacks or hackers.

It's just the new version of the browser (Chrome 56) noticing that your website has not got an SSL certificate. Your website therefore appears as an http:// address, not an https://.

However, you will need to take action within the next few months.

Here's our guide to how - and why.

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Google+ is dead: long live Google+

 

google imageYou may have heard that on Jan 23rd, Google pulls the plug on Google+.

In fact (and this is not an alternative fact!), Google are simply revamping Google+, adding new features as requested by current users. As Google says,

“We believe the new Google+ is really your Google+ — designed around your suggestions, requests and needs.”

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10 reliable tips to improve your website backlinks

blackboard boy backlinksAs every website owner knows, search engines loves backlinks. These are links from other websites that take people from their website to yours.

However, not all backlinks are equally in Google’s eyes and with good reason.

There used to be a massive online industry in selling links. Many website owners signed up.

Unfortunately the links they bought came from basic, spammy or just plain nasty sites totally unconnected with their market.

It was only a matter of time before Google and other search engines put their collective foot down and introduced penalties for so-called black hat backlinks.

So, how can you ensure your backlinks are whiter than white? Read on for our top ten tips for beautiful backlinks…

 

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